Public asked to comment on new Oklahoma school grading system

The state Education Department is taking comments on its new system for grading schools.
Oklahoman Published: February 23, 2012

The public can comment on the state's proposed school grading system through March 19. The A-F School Grading System uses a variety of factors to determine a school's grades, such as test scores, academic growth, graduate and dropout rates, attendance and how many students take Advanced Placement classes. The system is designed to be easy to understand and increase parent and community involvement, according to the state Education Department. The grading system was passed by the Legislature last year. The grading system is among the proposed rule changes available on the state Education Department website, www.ok.gov/sde/education-law-book. The system is under Chapter 10, Subchapter 13: Implementation of a System of School Improvement and Accountability. Comments can be emailed to rules@sde.ok.gov or mailed to the State Board of Education Office, 2500 N Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105. A public forum is planned for 10 a.m. March 19 at the education department, 2500 N Lincoln. The state Board of Education will vote on the proposed grading system March 29.

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